Galaxy S I9000

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on Gingerbread XFJVA 2.3.5 Firmware

Galaxy S Gold LogoUsers on XFJVA Gingerbread 2.3.5 users can now root their phones so that you can then easily apply the custom ROMs in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users. Also, we are pleased to inform you that there is an all new second Alpha version of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 firmware which is in the making by different developers will soon be out. We are predicting the stable and fully working Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 port for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 by March, 2012. To get all the latest updates on the same, you will have to stay tuned to AndroidAdvices.com.

So, coming back to the point, in this article will see on how to root your phone if you are on XFJVA 2.3.5 Gingerbread firmware. Over a period of this article we will see on what are the list of pre requisites followed by the procedure to root the phone.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.

Please note that this Rooting process will only be valid for the phones which are on the Gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA firmware. Just in case if you are not sure of the version on which version the phone is updated to then you can have a check the same. All you need to do is to just go to the path in your phone that is Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show XXJVT 2.3.5.

Lets proceed to the next page to see quick list of Pre Requisistes.

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125 Comments

125 Comments

  1. Galaxy S4 Root

    June 27, 2013 at 12:56 am

    I tried to root my att S4 and the way it worked for me is running motochopper β€œAs Admin”. Hope this helps people having issues. πŸ™‚

  2. bilal

    June 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I CANT DOWNLOAD THE PACKAGES I NEED YOU RE HELP

  3. kaz61

    August 15, 2012 at 4:47 am

    thank u a million man

  4. Mr.Ratan

    April 2, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Thanks a lot.

  5. Mr.Ratan

    April 2, 2012 at 1:25 am

    I am allso happy.Thanks a lot.

  6. Mr.Ratan

    April 2, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Thanks allmembers

  7. tengfong

    March 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    hi,
    i was update my i9000 to 2.3.5 xfjva, but i found that sometimes it will be very slow response when it wake up from sleep mode. i installed os monitor and comes out with the following errors:
    sysRq: HELP : loglevel(0-9) reBoot Crash terminate-all-tasks(E) memory-full-oom-kill(F) kill-all-task(I) thaw-filesystems(J) saK show-memory-usage(M) nice-all-RT-tasks(N) powerOff show-registers(P) show-all-timers(Q) unRaw Sync show-tas

    it will also shows the error message WM8994 samsung.c ………..

    what can i do to solve it?

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      as of now its not known but we will try to get back to you on this! in the meanwhile you can check on some other pc

  8. Malikul

    January 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    thanks it’s works
    you make this easy..
    thanks nel

  9. Amudhan

    January 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

    where are the download links?

  10. Jme

    January 11, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Hi Neal cant get to download XFJVA ROOTING PACKAGE for Galaxy S above link. Is there a problem with server? Thanks.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 11, 2012 at 11:23 am

      there are issues with the server! we are trying to fix the same!

  11. umair

    January 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    hey neal download link appears to be dead :S nice work though

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

      WE ARE HAVING TEMPORARY ISSUES, WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF FIXING IT!

  12. vincent

    December 31, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    hi! thanks for posting the upgrading ROM.. greatly appreciated.

    one question, after i installed VFJXA, the memo notepad in SGS, has the “send via” function for you to send your notes either using bluetooh, email or SMS. after upgrading, now, the email option is gone..
    is it normal?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

      yes its normal, this function has been taken off from this update!

  13. Mukhlis

    December 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Where should I check?? The baseband version or the build number? Both say different things..

    Basband v-xxjvt
    And Build number-xfjva

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 20, 2011 at 12:56 am

      yes its correct! always you need to check the build number!

  14. Sam

    December 13, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    after my phone is rooted, how can i do the lag-fix?
    thanks a million!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      AS OF NOW THERE IS NO LAG FIX BUT YES AS IN WHEN IT ARRIVES, WE WILL UPDATE YOU!

  15. Terry

    December 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Neal, Please can I use “Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Amestris 5.1 Custom ROM” on XFJVA 2.3.5 firmware?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 11, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      no, you need to follow the instructions strictly!

  16. Usman

    December 8, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Every thing was ok except I did not asked for Google Account credentials as well as the Language settings as mentioned in process.

    Once its done, the phone will be restarted automatically after which you need to enter the Google Account credentials as well as the Language settings if prompted to see the home screen in your phone.

    Is it ok or I have to repeate

  17. Terry

    December 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Hi Neal, Surely u r a genius, well done… Please Im new to Android. I have just updated my Galaxy s i9000 to xfjva firmware. I am ready to root the phone straight away but I want to ask you if I can install \Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Amestris 5.1 Custom ROM\ after rooting the phone? or please advice me on any good rom i can use with the phone for this xfjva version? Thank you.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 8, 2011 at 11:44 am

      hey terry we are working on the same and by this weekend we will come up with the new firmware!

  18. Imran

    December 3, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    How to Unroot the Galaxy S after rooting as I am experiencing GPS lock issues as it rarely locks on Maps and other location based apps.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      to unroot, you need to apply the firmware of XFJVA !

  19. Imran

    December 2, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    GPS lock is not happening after the update. Map only say waiting for location but nothing happens

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 3, 2011 at 12:11 am

      try latching outdoor for the first time!

  20. kontrola internetu

    December 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    This will be a really heavy imagination that you are furnishing and you pass it away for free.

  21. Billy

    December 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    hey neal…. i want to apply a lagfix for my phone running on 2.3.5 XFJVA. Whats the process of doing it?? Will it automatically happen if i apply this root?? Thanks a lot man…

  22. kenn

    December 1, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Followed directions to root samsung galaxy s 4g…phone will not get past introduction screen…wont reboot…plz help..Thanks

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      APPLY THE XFJVA AND THEN ROOT THE PHONE AGAIN!

  23. lena chen

    November 30, 2011 at 8:41 am

    arghgghhghgh help me it said FAIL not PASS and now my phone is not responding ! it has a little icon with a mobile symbol –> connect to a warning sign –> connected to a symbol of a computer what do i doooo ?????

  24. lena chen

    November 30, 2011 at 8:39 am

    arghgghhghgh help me it said FAIL not PASS and now my phone is not responding ! what do i doooo ?????

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 30, 2011 at 8:47 am

      install the KIES and Samsung USB drivers and try after updating the same!

  25. matthias

    November 29, 2011 at 12:25 am

    hey

    If I turn off my screen, there is first a greenish flash before the screen turns off
    is this common ?

  26. Imran

    November 28, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I have rooted my phone now what? Suggest any good custom ROM or apps to enjoy Rooting experience

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 29, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      you can install any custom roms of your choice!

  27. Nay Lwin

    November 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I can’t update Cyanogen Mod. It starts looping.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      there are issues with Cyanogen, you can update with this XFJVA!

  28. mR.1f1

    November 25, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Hey what visual changes does this one have more than XXJVT can someone take some screenshots??? I still didnt update it cause im afraid it will look bad ?:( thnx

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 25, 2011 at 10:57 am

      follow the instructions, its very simple!

  29. billy

    November 25, 2011 at 1:23 am

    hi
    Neal i every 4day i will up date my phone .what happen was comming ? pls ans to me

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

      We didn’t understand the question!

  30. lee jeffery

    November 23, 2011 at 6:01 am

    HI Neal for a week now I have been trying to root my I9000 using the software link above. Everytime I unzip and look for the PDA file, its not there. I have downloaded this on 6 or 7 occasions now but its never in the zip file. The only thing it comes with is ODIN and a Zimage file at 7MB which according the heading is a .tar file.

    Please advise

    Regards

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 23, 2011 at 11:39 am

      is your phone bundled with any carrier?

  31. yeshraj

    November 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    hi neal,

    i cant install any rom in my device n i gt root by this so what should i do??? can u plz help me????

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      yes you can install any rom! the choice is yours!

  32. John

    November 22, 2011 at 12:08 am

    thanks , but how do I backup my game data ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 22, 2011 at 12:09 am

      if rooted then use titanium backup app!

  33. John

    November 21, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Will wipe data / factory reset wipe all my contacts , SMS and game data ?

  34. Jeet Dholakia

    November 20, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Hey please provide a tuts or an article of how to use any custom rom on this rooted version of 2.3.5 XFJVA please.

  35. Mahmud Koya

    November 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Neal,
    If I go for this update/rooting of Gingerbread XFJVA 2.3.5, can I update with HTC Sense ROM?

    Thanks,
    Mahmud K

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      yes you can, but please follow the instructions!

  36. kabilan

    November 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    After rooting can i again go back to stock XFJVA2.3.5? so that i can claim my warranty????

  37. Chaitana chaphalkar

    November 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    hey neal… which overclocking app should i use after i root my sgs gt i9000 2.3.5 xfjva?? which one would u choose?

  38. Dylan Fambeck

    November 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    cn i please hav the link for getting cynogenmod on xfjva

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      its not recommended to update now as 7.2 will be coming soon!

  39. aviral kapoor

    November 19, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Can I put cyanogenmod on dis rooted firmware

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 20, 2011 at 10:54 am

      yes you can apply the cyanogen mod rom!

  40. yeshraj

    November 19, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    @neal m waiting?????……………..

  41. dylan

    November 19, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Is factory resiting in the privacy menu harm the phone after rooting

  42. KARIM

    November 18, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Neal,
    Am on XFJVA firmware,the boot animation is not that exciting. Do you know of a simple way of changing boot animation on Samsung Galaxy S GT i9000? Is there a new article coming soon? If so,When?
    Thanks Neal….

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      you cant change boot animation untill and unless you are on any custom rom!

  43. yeshraj

    November 18, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    heya neal i m new to root n i m afraid of rooting ma galaxy s that anythng wrng will hpnd to my phone n in future also n abt wrnty so is it safe to root my phone n shal i do it?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      dont worry, we are here. nothing will happen, you can proceed with the rooting!

  44. Serkan

    November 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Does this have Turkish language?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      no serkan it doesnt support turkish

  45. Sean

    November 18, 2011 at 1:23 am

    I tried it and it just keeps on rebooting. Any suggestions?

  46. KARIM

    November 18, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Hi Neal,
    The XFJVA firmware is fast and smooth. I am not getting any lag or force closes anywhere. I am using the semaphore kernel with XFJVA firmware and am enjoying all its benefits,thanks a million Neal…..better get the word out to all the android users out there…

  47. Sean

    November 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Hello Neal, Will this work with Gingerbread 2.3.6 VUVKJ6? Thanks

  48. dylan

    November 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Is it ok to factory reset a rooted phone ??

  49. dylan

    November 17, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Hey neal i did a factory data reset after i rooted t doesnt seem work.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      it works perfectly, how you are trying to reset

      • dylan

        November 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm

        i did it frm the privacy menu? is this bad fr the phone?

      • dylan

        November 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm

        idid it from the privacy menu

  50. Usman

    November 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    What will the benefits of Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on Gingerbread XFJVA 2.3.5 Firmware. Please explain because i am new for android.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm

      you will be able to install the custom roms!

  51. Dylan Fambeck

    November 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Hey after i entered into recovery mode the options were not in blue as the screen capture . it was in orange. is this common?

  52. rafik

    November 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    thanx neal

  53. Erwin

    November 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    after upgrading to XFJVA, can i have the speedmod kernel?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 30, 2011 at 8:58 am

      yes it supports speed mod kernel!!!

  54. rafik

    November 16, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    will custom rom is coming for this update

  55. Sarath

    November 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    hi Neal,
    my SGS is now running on Gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA & now am going to root the same.
    i want to know which will be the best custom ROM that can be used.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 16, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      as of now XFJVA based custom fws are not yet released!

  56. Niki

    November 16, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    i did all them
    my rooting just got less than 4seconds!!! and installing firmware got less tham 2minutes too!!! i was really shocked cuz u said 5 to 10 minutes it will take our time
    anyway ow i’m hear again to say MAN U R THE BEST >:D<

  57. bilal mohammad

    November 16, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Hye neal when will be an update with an real siri like iphone4s on samsung galaxy s

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      you can make use of VLingo app!

      • BILAL

        November 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm

        ok thanks i will try!!!

      • bilal

        December 1, 2011 at 1:12 pm

        Yes neal this TECHNOLOGIE OF SIRI EXISTING SINCE APRIL IN ANDROID I THINK APPLE WAS SLEEPPING JUST ONE QUESTION I HAVE GT-I9000 I WANT TO BUY AN SECOND WITH BETHER CAMERA FLASH RAM INTERNAL MEMORY AND PLEASE CAN YOU HELP TO SEARCH AN GOOD MOBILE PHONE AND ALSO WANT AN ANDROID WITH 8 MEGAPIXELS CAMERA WITH MORE SPEAKER VOLUME JUST TELL ME THE NAME OF THIS ANDROID MOBILE BECAUSE I WANT TO BUY IM AND ALSO I DON T WANT GALAXY S 2 BECAUSE I HAVE!

  58. KARIM

    November 16, 2011 at 1:42 am

    hi neal,
    there are no root packages when i download the root package of XFJVA,when will the link be fixed?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      links are all fixed, please try again!

  59. Jeet Dholakia

    November 16, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Hey I have one doubt that I can use any custom rom of gingerbread on this rooted version I.e. of 2.3.4 and all,is it so?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 16, 2011 at 12:52 am

      yes, but it depends on the ROM which you wish to install!

  60. chirag

    November 16, 2011 at 12:13 am

    it works fine…… u check…neal???? bcoz even devloper of this cf root said he is not tried yet..

  61. Joe

    November 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Hi Neal, After i apply to XFJVA, can i go on to apply semaphore in my i9000?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 16, 2011 at 12:34 am

      no joe, as of now it doesnt support XFJVA!

  62. lulu

    November 15, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    wich are the specification/bennefits of this new rom?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 16, 2011 at 12:35 am

      visual changes and not much as its baseband is of XXJVT!

  63. Jeet Dholakia

    November 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Hello,
    i have just updated it to this firmware and now a root, thats too fast but let me tell you from last one week i am doing all this whenever i root some new version comes up so can you tell me after i root this is there any new version is there or not and which custom rom i can use in this rooted version?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 16, 2011 at 12:36 am

      Yes, jeet as it all depends on the leaks. πŸ™‚ Yes, one more to go but it will take some days of time!

  64. andres

    November 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    hi neal!!!
    in the wipe date/factory
    what should i select: the one that says “yes–deleste all user data”??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      YES! DELETE ALL USER DATA!

      • bilal pratab

        November 20, 2011 at 12:43 am

        HYE NEAL FIRST THANKS TO ALL OF YOU SECOND REQUEST TO YOU PLEASE I AM WAITING FOR THE SEMAPHORE KERNEL FOR THIS NEW OFICIAL UPDATE

        • NeaL Pradeep

          November 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm

          we will soon update you

        • BILAL

          November 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm

          thanks!

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